SHOT Show 2016 Final Roundup

The TTAG crew brought you lots of great coverage from SHOT Show 2016 this January, and while I think we hit the most exiting and newsworthy items we certainly didn’t — couldn’t — cover it all. After two months, I’m officially tired of seeing the “2016 SHOT” folder chock full of unpublished photos languishing on […]

.30 Caliber Muzzle Brake Shootout

In response to popular demand, we’ve scaled it up a notch and have taken the 5.56 muzzle brake testing to 7.62. Specifically, 24 muzzle devices threaded 5/8-24 for use with .30 caliber cartridges joined in the fun, all of them getting tested for recoil reduction prowess on a .308. Come on in, the water’s just […]

Hands on with Rugged Suppressors’ Surge 7.62

In my efforts to keep my ear to the ground on things silencer-related at SHOT Show 2016, I enlisted the help of my friend Mark Kuczka at Accurate Ordnance. Mark is well versed in the happenings of the gun industry and served me well as my wilderness guide, helping me forge through the miles of […]

New From Liberty Suppressors: The Centurion

Liberty Cans was showing off a prototype silencer at SHOT Show, which they’re calling the Centurion. In effect, it’s a sawed-off Mystic. It’s shorter, lighter, but not quite as quiet. There are some changes inside the monocore, such as the reinforced end cap, and they’ve also redesigned the booster. More pics follow . . .

Griffin Armament Introduces Alpha Silencer

I was tasked with finding new silencers at SHOT, and boy did I. It seems you couldn’t throw a rock at SHOT without hitting a can, many of them quite modular. A point we’ve beat to death around here, buying cans is expensive and time consuming. As such, consumers are demanding “do it all” silencers that […]

Mike Pappas and Gary Hughes Silenced an AK

During Media Day at the 2016 SHOT Show I made a mandatory stop at the Dead Air booth. As your intrepid scribe, I had a duty to report on Dead Air’s new Ghost-M. As a lover of all things gun, I had to swing by to see Mike Pappas and his brand new head of […]

Dead Air Armament Debuts Ghost-M

With silencers going more and more mainstream every day, many companies have capitalized on the idea of modularity in their products. As we’ve covered in great depth here and elsewhere, buying a silencer isn’t easy or cheap, so the American gun buyer is very interested in maximizing his investment. The market has responded in kind […]

Hands on with the Thunder Beast Ultra Line in 6.5

Thunder Beast is a company founded by precision rifle shooters who were looking for a way to quiet down their competition guns without sacrificing accuracy or point of impact shift. As such, they’ve always catered to a certain type of shooter, and those shooters have moved almost exclusively to calibers like .260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, […]

LEAKED: Ruger’s New Rimfire Silencer

Back in the day, Ruger was all about “traditional” firearms and designs. Talk to the Ruger of 1995 and suggest that they make an AR-15 platform rifle and you’d  look at you like you have lobsters coming out of your ears. And then give you the bum’s rush. Things have changed in the intervening years, […]